Award-winning photographer Mark Maziarz shows his stuff February 16th – April 21 at the Kimball Art Center on Main Street, Park City, then helps you find yours in a one-of-a-kind photography class. His geolines exhibition in the Badami Gallery is a new series by Maziarz that is better seen than explained. Something about the recording of a moment then adding layers of color and space to the image.
"I've been fascinated by the idea that something as structured and geometric as parallel lines can lead your mind to places as diverse as a beautiful aspen forest or a secluded beach at sunset," says Maziarz.
The exhibit is reminiscent of another hosted at the Kimball early last summer. COLOR/FAST was an installation by R. Nelson Parrish- a California beach bum with roots in skiing, racing, and surfing. His works are supposed to emulate landscapes and high speeds; the blur of movement into brilliant flashes of color. Each piece on display was a unique combination of wood, bio-based pine-oil resin, and "racing stripes". "Non-toxic, sustainable and environmentally safe, the resin is clearer, cleaner, and stronger, which leads to better and more vibrant work," said Parrish.
"The works of COLOR/FAST are based on the concept that an athletic experience and the art experience are one in the same," explains Parrish. "It is a celebration of color and speed," he adds. Much like Maziarz' work is a celebration of color and space.
Personally, I prefer something more than lines. Maziarz' is an accomplished lifestyle and sports photographer and he'll be sharing his expertise with students signed up for "The Photographic Portrait," a class at the Kimball starting this week: Thursdays, February 7, 14, 28 and March 7 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
A full class description and more information are available at www.kimballartcenter.org/art-classes/ or at 435.649.8882.